TIM VIVIAN, APOSTOLOS N. ATHANASSAKIS, MAGAD S. A. MIKHAIL, BIRGER A. PEARSON, MAGED S. A. MIKHAIL
Title: Words to Live by: Journeys in Ancient And Modern Egyptian Monasticism (Coleccion Semillas)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cistercian Publications September 2004
0879076577 / 9780879076573
Seller ID: 129351
Give me a word, Father. From the time of Saint Antony--at least--younger monks would ask older, experienced monks, abbas or ammas ('fathers' or 'mothers'), for a saving word, for advice, for wise counsel on how to live. In this book, Coptic scholar and priest Tim Vivian shares personal accounts of journeys to present-day monasteries in Egypt, and translations of ancient texts exemplifying the 'words, ' the insights that have guided desert monks for nearly two millennia. Those who study the monastic tradition professionally and those who search it spiritually will find matter for reflection here.